Electric telescopic shade provides versatile sun relief

Electric Telescopic Shade

Feb 3, 2023

As boat buyers walk the aisles of the 2023 Miami International Boat Show, they’ll view one of the most innovative comfort solutions available: the electric-powered Telescopic Shade 2500 from Webasto. Mounted onto an overhead structure, the device is barely visible when retracted. At the push of a button, it extends up to 6-1/2′ long to provide welcome relief from the sun and can be used even while underway. The sunshade makes its Miami show debut February 15–19, booth HP411.

While the Telescopic Shade 2500 is an OEM-installed option, Webasto engineered this patent-pending design to be simple for boatbuilders to easily incorporate into existing models. It doesn’t even require them to synchronize the device, only check and adjust the end positions. The sunshade’s high-gloss stainless steel tubes and marine-grade materials make this a permanent, trouble-free addition to any boat.

Webasto engineered the Telescopic Shade 2500 to be virtually maintenance free. Stainless steel gas springs provide a consistent fabric tension for each position while cross beams self-adjust to minimize stress on the shade. With maximum fabric dimensions of up to 8′ wide, it will fit a broad range of vessel T-tops, arches and hard biminis, and can be used tandem with a Webasto marine sunroof.

Electric Telescopic ShadeThe Dickson (Glen Raven) Infinity fabric resists fading, tears and UV rays, and dries quickly. This premium fabric is offered in single fabric rolls for all custom width options, making the Telescopic Shade 2500 system sleeker and more robust than competing shades. This also allows an increase to the fabric tension for a more attractive and even appearance. Designed to match modern boat décors, standard colors are Noir black, Carbon dark gray, Gris medium gray and Pierre light gray, with additional options available. A video is at www.bit.ly/TelescopicShade.



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